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board

noun bureau, cabinet, commission, consistory, consultative body, council, court, curia, directorate, directorship, governing body, judicatory, management, presidium, tribunal
Associated concepts: advisory boards, board of aldermen, board of arbitrators, board of directors, board of education, board of elections, board of equalization, board of examiners, board of finance, board of health, board of medical examinnrs, board of public works, board of review, board of special inquiry, board of supervisors, board of trade, board of trustees, de facto boards, draft board, local board, maritime board, qualification board, revenue board, welfare board, zoning board
See also: agency, assembly, bench, body, bureau, chamber, commission, committee, council, enter, inhabit, lodge, management, reside

BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

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From two days to a week saw the end of their money and saw them being carted by the boarding-house masters on board outward-bound ships.
Firstly, there is a joint-stock piano in a great many of the boarding-houses.
Here, as at Paris, Becky was a boarding-house queen, and ruled in select pensions.
She was resting in a boarding-house near Eastern Point - a strange establishment, managed.
They were talking about it at the boarding-house," said Cheyne, weakly.
Pedro, supposed Madeira, single, Keene's boarding-house, City.
2) We do not recommend boarding-houses or hotels in this column.
They were not so successful as I could have wished; for though the advantages of the school were undeniable, my aunt had not approved of any of the boarding-houses proposed for me.